One-Size Does Not Fit All
Clare was absent from school a lot. Her grandmother said it was her allergies but the health clerk at her school suspected something else and referred her to Young & Healthy. You see, Clare also has asthma, and although she uses an inhaler, she had never been seen by an asthma specialist. Grandma had used the resources that she had available to her… an over the counter inhaler, but inhalers are not a one-size fits all solution. An appointment with a volunteer asthma doctor was all she needed to get the right medicines to manage her asthma. It is important that each child receives treatment before a breathing crisis occurs. We are grateful to our volunteer doctor for helping Clare and her grandmother. While we know we cannot prevent asthma, we can help children get the specialized that they need to prevent a crisis.